Nov 11, 2012 8:30am PST
americans or it was just gross incompetence. now, susan rice, who is the u.n. ambassador at this point was pretty much the point person on this:j the administration. she went out on the sunday shows and first said it was not a planned terrorist attack about the was the result of a spontaneous demonstration. she is now being mentioned as one of those being considered for secretary of state. do you think what she said during the early days of this investigation, should that factor in any way on whether she should be considered as secretary of state? >> absolutely wot a doubt. i generally defer to presidential selections for cabinets and judges. i voted for both supreme court judges, not because i would have chose them, because the president has a lot leeway, and if they're qualified people, i tend to support presidential picks. however, i do reserve unto myself and other members of congress the ability to say no when justified. i cannot imagine promoting anybody associated with benghazi at this point. it's not just what he said after. how did the place become a death trap for months why
Nov 11, 2012 12:00am PST
ambassador susan rice out there telling cbs that they didn't have enough information to know since then, there are leaks and cables and e-mails that show within hours after the attack, the administration knew that the islamic militant group claimed responsibility for it but that was not mentioned and so there are so many questions to be ask and stow many people who know thing that is they need to tell us. the intelligence committee is able to get information that other committees don't have acess tompt and the administration has to be straight up with us. they don't have an excuse for not telling us the truth. >> yoed hillary clinton secretary of state, will she be call tod testify and will she do so? >> she may be called by another committee. technically her department is not under our jurisdiction. we are the intelligence committee strictly. i would assume other committees might call her. what she will do. i don't know. it is an unfortunate swadings that we are looking at now. the timing of the resignation is for curious and we have to get to the bottom of it and find out the truth of
Nov 11, 2012 7:00am PST
been susan rice as one possibility. susan rice, obviously, we've got the benghazi problem associated with her, whether or not that's over. then the other one, of course, is john kerry of massachusetts. the problem is if you pull kerry down from massachusetts, there is a guy walking around massachusetts right now who would like a senate seat, right? you could totally end up with a situation of him running again? any sense of how the president might negotiate that decision? >> no sense at all. you know, kerry has been widely known to covet this job for a long time. speaking for myself, i always thought he would make a fine secretary of state. in the old-fashioned sense of who would do a good job, this is someone i think who showed us when he was a presidential candidate in the senate, he would be a wonderful secretary of state. but you create this political problem. we've seen how one vote in the senate can make such a difference. it's hard to know how to solve it. >> the speech to the dnc felt like an audition. it looks like holder will probably leave the attorney general position, al
Nov 11, 2012 3:00am PST
points to susan rice directly in the chain of command with the state department and turned out to be totally misleading and secretary clinton and general petraeus are both essential witnesses. >> how run of the people that finds petraeus's fishy or-- >> i find the whole story, how it was a fbi matter, investigated so many months and election night that the fbi suddenly realized it involved david petraeus. they're investigating it for three or four months, it's the first thing that he they found out. if they found it out, immediately brought it to the president's attention, a matter of national security. none of it adds up, if it does, the most amazing sense of security. >> alisyn: a congressional race between allen west and his challenger, why an emergency meeting this morning. the so-called fat cats not holding much weight. the law that was supposed to save people had a side effect. that's coming up. ♪ [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm...